poll tax

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A tax required in order to vote
A tax determined as a uniform, fixed amount per individual
tax of a fixed amount that is imposed on every individual citizen
A state-imposed tax upon the voters as a prerequisite to registration It was rendered unconstitutional in national elections by the Twenty-fourth Amendment and in state elections by the Supreme Court in 1966
         Payment required to vote Some states formerly required a poll tax, but it is now outlawed
a uniform per capita payment or fee
A tax levied on people rather than on property, often as a requirement for voting. a tax of a particular amount that is collected from every citizen of a country (poll ; POLL). Tax of a uniform amount levied on each individual. The most famous British poll tax was the one levied in 1380, a main cause of the 1381 Peasants' Revolt. In the U.S., poll taxes were used as a voting prerequisite in the southern states; when payment was made a prerequisite to voting, impoverished blacks (and often poor whites) were effectively denied the vote. In 1966 the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that states could not levy a poll tax as a prerequisite for voting in state and local elections
Fee that allowed one to vote
a tax of a fixed amount per person and payable as a requirement for the right to vote
A poll tax
poll tax

    Türkische aussprache

    pōl täks


    /ˈpōl ˈtaks/ /ˈpoʊl ˈtæks/


    [ 'pOl ] (noun.) 14th century. From sense poll (“head”) for “uniform tax per individual”; from sense poll (“voting place”) for “tax required to vote”.

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